Mediators are people who have training in conflict resolution. They have experience helping people to communicate better with each other, even when it seems impossible for any agreement to be reached.
- ♦ Mediators come from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- ♦ Mediators are good listeners, and they keep discussion going.
- ♦ Mediators are required to keep information confidential.
- ♦ You should be comfortable with your mediator and discuss your needs openly.
Because divorce is not only an end, but also a new beginning, many couples want a more constructive way to end their marriages. Divorces can be sane and civil.
Despite the contested nature of traditional litigation, 98 percent of cases are resolved without having a judge make the decisions. However, these resolutions are often made on the eve of the trial after substantial amounts of time and money have spent preparing for trial. In the course of preparaing for litigation, parties engage in an adversarial positioning that is often intrusive, combative, embarrassing and has a corrosive effect on the families involved.
Divorce Mediation is a thoughtful alternative that can reduce the stress, lower the cost and create agreements that are based on your family’s unique circumstances in an environment that doesn’t aggravate the underlying issues causing you to seek a dissolution of your marriage.
The goal is to minimize, if not eliminate, the negative economic, social and emotional consequences of protracted litigation to the divorcing spouses and their families. This is particularly helpful to families with children who will remain families by virtue of those children forever without regard to the dissolution of the marriage. The process is also helpful for those who value privacy, as well as those who want to continue family-run businesses.
For couples without children who wish to preserve the extended familial or business relationships as well as friendships formed over the course of the marriage or for those who simply wish to honor the relationship they once had with a spouse, mediation offers a more humane alternative to traditional divorce litigation.
To learn more about this creative, non-destructive divorce process, contact Family Mediator Marc P. Feldman at 973-267-7555.
Marc P. Feldman’s Divorce Mediation Center of New Jersey serves clients in Parsippany, Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Dover, Rockaway, Roxbury, ,Madison, Florham Park, Chester, Boonton, Chatham, Denville, Hanover, Florham Park, Kinnelon, Mendham, Mount Olive and all of Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, and Union County, New Jersey.